- The Book of Atheist Spirituality by André Comte-Sponville
It is obvious to non-theist mystics that you can have spirituality without God, but it needed re-stating. I disagree with Comte-Sponville's definition of religion, but he is refreshingly dismissive of the unpleasant dogmatism of New Atheism
- Godless morality by Richard Holloway
I enjoyed his other books, so thought I would read more; and I certainly agree that you can have morality without any notion of a creator
- The Book of Shadows by Don Paterson
No, it has nothing to do with Wicca - it's a book of aphorisms - a couple of them made me laugh out loud in the shop, so I had to buy it
- A Book of Silence by Sara Maitland
This is all about the blessedness of silence, contemplation and the absence of noise in the lives of mystics, which sounds awesome.
- Theatre Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
I really loved Ballet Shoes, and this appears to be a sequel, so I bought it for a childhood nostalgia trip and comfort reading.
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
I went on a shopping spree at lunchtime and bought: